Friday, 20 June 2014

Break from cooking!!!

Hold on friends..nope I am not taking a off from this blog..just for change posting few of wall arts done by me!!

Do tell me how do you like these?


So this one goes on my hall wall around the TV cabinet

This is on other side..


And this is in dining area


and this in the guest bedroom


Thursday, 19 June 2014

I would like to hear from you!!

Dear Friends and followers of kitechenkatta


Its been quite some time I started sharing my love for cooking and food through the kitchenkatta..Many of you got along with me on this joy ride, reading my recipes and may be trying them also..
I would surely love to hear from you about your experience with kitechenkatta and any suggestions that you would like to share with me..I also welcome you to share your versions of recipes with all of us..So friends get along and drop by your comments, feedback, suggestions!!!

I am waiting to hear from you!!!




Sunday, 15 June 2014

Crispy pepper babycorn starter

This easy to make snack can be served as starter or as finger food for kids..my 2.5yr old kiddo likes this so much that he finished it in matter of minutes!!

Ingredients:
- Few baby corn slit and cut in 2 inch pieces

- 2 tbsp corn flour

- 1 tbsp maida
- salt to taste
- pepper powder
- oil for deep frying


Preparation:

- Mix corn flour,  maida and salt together adding little water to make thick paste

- Add corn pieces to this paste making sure corn pieces are coated with the paste
- Heat  oil and deep fry the corn pieces till slightly brown, take out and drain excess oil on absorbent paper
- Sprinkle pepper powder on fried corn and mix well

Serve hot with tomato ketchup!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Mattha (Spicy buttermilk)

This is another recipe which has a childhood memories..In any marriage lunch Matta used to be present always as the place in Northern Maharashtra where I sepnt my childhood, most marriages would be in summer months and temperatures would sour to 45-48 degrees
So this flavored butter milk used to be must in all lunches to satisfy the thrust!

Ingredients:
- 2 glass Butter milk (not so sour and also not too thick)
- salt to taste
- sugar 1 tbsp
- 2  spoon full finely chopped fresh coriander, few pieces of cut green chili (optional)
- 1/2 cup khari boondi

Preparation:
- Whisk butter milk, salt and sugar together
- add coriander, green chili and mix well again
- add khari boondi and mix well


Kitchen Gyan: Serve chilled..Optionally you can add seasoning(tadka) of cumin seeds and ghee..
Photo this time hasn't come well :-( I will post a better one when I make it next!

Tomato-cheese thepala



Ingredients:
- 1 cup tomato puree (do not cook tomato, make a puree using fresh red tomatoes for good color)
- 1 tbsp dry mixed herbs
- 1 cube of Amul cheese
- 2 tbsp red chili powder
- pinch of turmeric powder
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 4 table spoon gram flour (besan)
- salt to taste
- Oil

Preparation:

  • Mix tomato puree, dry mixed herbs, red chili powder, turmeric powder together and salt
  • Grate cheese in this mixture
  • Slowly add wheat and gram flour to this puree mixing frequently
  • Only add enough flour to make stiff dough like for chapati/thepala without using water
  • Need well using oil and keep aside for 15-20 mins
  • Divide the dough in to equal size portions and roll into flat circle
  • Heat tawa (flat pan/dosa tawa) and place the rolled thepala on it
  • Once it starts sowing bubbles, turn the side
  • Apply little oil on both sides and cook till golden brown

Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup!! Good snack or meal item for kids as these thepala remain soft through out the day! 

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